Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Olubereberye 1

Entandikwa

1Ku lubereberye Katonda yatonda eggulu n’ensi. Ensi yali njereere nga yeetabuddetabudde, ekizikiza nga kibisse kungulu ku buziba, n’Omwoyo wa Katonda ng’atambulira ku mazzi.

Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Wabeerewo obutangaavu,” ne waba obutangaavu. Katonda n’alaba obutangaavu nga bulungi; n’ayawula obutangaavu n’ekizikiza. Katonda obutangaavu n’abuyita emisana, n’ekizikiza n’akiyita ekiro. Ne wabaawo akawungeezi ate ne buba enkya. Olwo lwe lunaku olw’olubereberye.

Era Katonda n’agamba nti, “Wabeewo ebbanga lyawule olufu n’amazzi.” Bw’atyo Katonda n’akola ebbanga okwawula wansi n’amazzi agali waggulu. Ne kiba bwe kityo. Katonda ebbanga n’aliyita eggulu. Ne buba akawungeezi, ate ne buba enkya, olwo lwe lunaku olwokubiri.

Awo Katonda n’ayogera nti, “Amazzi agali wansi w’eggulu gakuŋŋaanire mu kifo kimu, wabeewo olukalu.” Ne kiba bwe kityo. 10 Katonda olukalu n’aluyita ensi, amazzi agakuŋŋaanye go n’agayita ennyanja. Katonda n’alaba nga ky’akoze kirungi.

11 Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Ensi ereete ebimera: emiti egizaala ensigo mu ngeri yaagyo, emiti egy’ebibala ebibaamu ensigo mu ngeri yaagyo, gibeere ku nsi.” Ne kiba bwe kityo. 12 Ensi n’ereeta ebimera: ebimera eby’ensigo ebya buli ngeri, n’emiti egy’ebibala ebya buli ngeri n’ebijja ku nsi. Katonda n’alaba nga ky’akoze kirungi. 13 Ne buba akawungeezi ate ne buba enkya. Olwo lwe lunaku olwokusatu.

14 Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Wabeewo ebyaka mu bbanga ly’eggulu, okwawula emisana n’ekiro; bibeerenga obubonero okwawulanga ebiro, n’ennaku, n’emyaka. 15 Bibeere ebyaka ku ggulu, bireetere ensi obutangaavu.” Ne kiba bwe kityo. 16 Katonda n’akola ebyaka ebinene bibiri, ekyaka ekisinga obunene kifugenga emisana, n’ekitono kifugenga ekiro, n’akola n’emmunyeenye. 17 Awo Katonda n’abiteeka mu bbanga ly’eggulu byakenga ku nsi, 18 enjuba efugenga emisana, omwezi gufugenga ekiro, era byawulenga obutangaavu n’ekizikiza. Katonda n’alaba ng’ekyo kirungi. 19 Ne buba akawungeezi, ate ne buba enkya. Olwo lwe lunaku olwokuna.

20 Katonda n’ayogera nti, “Amazzi galeete ebibinja by’ebiramu, n’ebinyonyi bibuukenga waggulu mu bbanga.” 21 Bw’atyo Katonda n’akola ebitonde eby’omu nnyanja ebinene ennyo, na buli kiramu ekya buli ngeri eky’omu nnyanja, na buli kinyonyi ekibuuka. Katonda n’alaba nga ky’akoze kirungi. 22 Bw’atyo Katonda n’abiwa omukisa n’agamba nti, “Muzaale mwale, mujjuze amazzi g’ennyanja, n’ebinyonyi byale ku nsi.” 23 Ne buba akawungeezi, ate ne buba enkya; olwo lwe lunaku olwokutaano.

24 Katonda n’ayogera nti, “Ensi ereete ebiramu ebya buli ngeri: ente, n’ebyewalula, n’ensolo ez’omu nsiko eza buli ngeri.” Bwe kityo bwe kyali. 25 Katonda n’atonda ensolo ez’oku nsi eza buli ngeri, n’ente eza buli ngeri, na buli ekyewalula ku ttaka ekya buli ngeri. Katonda n’alaba nga ky’akoze kirungi.

26 Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Tukole omuntu mu kifaananyi kyaffe mu ngeri yaffe. Bafugenga ebyennyanja eby’omu nnyanja, n’ebinyonyi eby’omu bbanga, n’ensolo zonna, n’ensi yonna, era bafugenga na buli ekyewalulira ku nsi kyonna.”

27 Bw’atyo Katonda n’atonda omuntu mu kifaananyi kye,
    mu kifaananyi kya Katonda mwe yamutondera;
    n’abatonda omusajja n’omukazi.

28 Katonda n’abawa omukisa, n’abagamba nti, “Mwale mujjuze ensi, mugifugenga. Mufugenga ebyennyanja ebiri mu nnyanja, n’ebinyonyi eby’omu bbanga na buli kiramu ekitambula ku nsi.”

29 Awo Katonda n’agamba nti, “Laba mbawadde buli kimera eky’ensigo ekiri ku nsi na buli muti ogw’ensigo mu kibala kyagwo. Munaabiryanga. 30 Mbawadde na buli nsolo ey’oku nsi, na buli kinyonyi eky’omu bbanga na buli ekyewalula, na buli ekissa omukka mbiwa buli kimera, okuba emmere yaabyo.” Bwe kityo bwe kyali.

31 Awo Katonda n’alaba byonna by’akoze nga birungi nnyo. Ne buba akawungeezi, ate ne buba enkya, olwo lwe lunaku olwomukaaga.

The Message

Genesis 1

Heaven and Earth

11-2 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.

3-5 God spoke: “Light!”
        And light appeared.
    God saw that light was good
        and separated light from dark.
    God named the light Day,
        he named the dark Night.
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day One.

6-8 God spoke: “Sky! In the middle of the waters;
        separate water from water!”
    God made sky.
    He separated the water under sky
        from the water above sky.
    And there it was:
        he named sky the Heavens;
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Two.

9-10 God spoke: “Separate!
        Water-beneath-Heaven, gather into one place;
    Land, appear!”
        And there it was.
    God named the land Earth.
        He named the pooled water Ocean.
    God saw that it was good.

11-13 God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties
        of seed-bearing plants,
    Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.”
        And there it was.
    Earth produced green seed-bearing plants,
        all varieties,
    And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts.
        God saw that it was good.
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Three.

14-15 God spoke: “Lights! Come out!
        Shine in Heaven’s sky!
    Separate Day from Night.
        Mark seasons and days and years,
    Lights in Heaven’s sky to give light to Earth.”
        And there it was.

16-19 God made two big lights, the larger
        to take charge of Day,
    The smaller to be in charge of Night;
        and he made the stars.
    God placed them in the heavenly sky
        to light up Earth
    And oversee Day and Night,
        to separate light and dark.
    God saw that it was good.
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Four.

20-23 God spoke: “Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life!
        Birds, fly through the sky over Earth!”
    God created the huge whales,
        all the swarm of life in the waters,
    And every kind and species of flying birds.
        God saw that it was good.
    God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Ocean!
        Birds, reproduce on Earth!”
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Five.

24-25 God spoke: “Earth, generate life! Every sort and kind:
        cattle and reptiles and wild animals—all kinds.”
    And there it was:
        wild animals of every kind,
    Cattle of all kinds, every sort of reptile and bug.
        God saw that it was good.

26-28 God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them
        reflecting our nature
    So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea,
        the birds in the air, the cattle,
    And, yes, Earth itself,
        and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
    God created human beings;
        he created them godlike,
    Reflecting God’s nature.
        He created them male and female.
    God blessed them:
        “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!
    Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air,
        for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”

29-30 Then God said, “I’ve given you
        every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth
    And every kind of fruit-bearing tree,
        given them to you for food.
    To all animals and all birds,
        everything that moves and breathes,
    I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.”
        And there it was.

31 God looked over everything he had made;
        it was so good, so very good!
    It was evening, it was morning—
    Day Six.